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    Recirculating Aquaculture

    We added a new chapter on denitrification (by Dr. Jaap vin Rijn) and expanded the biofiltration-nitrification chapter into two chapters (one on processes and the other on design). Also of special interest is a chapter on aquaponics written by Dr. James Rakocy from the University of the Virgin Islands, which was added to the 2nd edition of the original text. We think the text effectively covers basic fish management and aquaponics as well as addressing all aspects on the design and management of recirculating aquaculture systems. We have also made the book s software available on the CAV website along with additional software that you will find useful, e.g., pH, alkalinity, carbon dioxide spreadsheets for fresh or saltwater. Software on our website that is described in the book s Appendix includes the following: a) fish tank design, b) carbon dioxide control, c) fish farm economic analysis, d) pipe flow friction losses, e) LHO and dissolved gas concentrations, f) air lift pumps. The text book is fully referenced and provides a very complete list of tables on conversion factors and other pertinent information specific for aquaculture. To read more.

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    Aquaculture Engineering
     
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    Aquaculture Engineering

    Worldwide, aquaculture has increased at an average of 9.2% for the past 30 years, compared with only 2.8% annual increase for terrestrial farming. Production from fish (and shellfish and algae) farms now comprises 30% of the total of the World's food from our waters and this growth is predicted to continue until at least 2025.
    Aquaculture engineering is a key area for all aquatic production facilities and this comprehensive book covers all aspects of aquaculture engineering with chapters covering water transport and teatment, production units (e.g. tanks and cages), feeding systems, fish transport and grading, egg handling, instrumentation and monitoring, slaughtering, cleaning and waste handling, construction and design, planning and quality control. To read more.

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    Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

    Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Whereas just three decades ago nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild, rampant overfishing combined with an unprecedented bio-tech revolution has brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex and confusing marketplace. We stand at the edge of a cataclysm; there is a distinct possibility that our children's children will never eat a wild fish that has swum freely in the sea. In Four Fish, award-winning writer and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a culinary journey, exploring the history of the fish that dominate our menus---salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna-and examining where each stands at this critical moment in time. He visits Norwegian mega farms that use genetic techniques once pioneered on sheep to grow millions of pounds of salmon a year. He travels to the ancestral river of the Yupik Eskimos to see the only Fair Trade certified fishing company in the world. He investigates the way PCBs and mercury find their way into seafood; discovers how Mediterranean sea bass went global; Challenges the author of Cod to taste the difference between a farmed and a wild cod; and almost sinks to the bottom of the South Pacific while searching for an alternative to endangered bluefin tuna. To read more.

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    Species and System Selection for Sustainable Aquaculture

    Published in Cooperation with THE UNITED STATES AQUACULTURE SOCIETY
    As aquaculture production continues to grow and develop there is a continuous search for new species to culture to be able to fully exploit new national and international markets. Species selection for aquaculture development often poses an enormous challenge for decision makers who must decide which species and culture technologies to support with public resources, and then how best to divide those resources. Species and System Selection for Sustainable Aquaculture brings together contributions from international experts with experience in identifying potential species and production systems for sustainable aquaculture with a socioeconomic focus. The book is divided into three sections: Principles, Practices, and Species-Specific Public Policy for Sustainable Development. An outgrowth of a workshop held as part of the Aquaculture Interchange Program with examples from around the globe carefully edited by PingSun Leung, Pat O'Bryen, and Cheng-Sheng Lee this volume will be an important reference for all researchers, professionals, economists, and policy-makers involved in selecting new species for the development of sustainable aquaculture. To read more.

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    Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis
     
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    Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis

    Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis provides a detailed and specific set of guidelines for using economic and financial analysis in aquaculture production.
    The book uses examples and literature with an emphasis on farm level data and analysis. And in each chapter there are specific examples of practical applications, as well as a section on other applications in aquaculture to paint a broad picture of the economics of aquaculture around the world. It also provides comprehensive guidance on each particular topic. To read more.

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    Fish

    Fishing has played a vital role in human history and culture. But today this key resource faces a serious crisis as most species are being overfished or fished to their very limit. Governments have tried to tackle the problem with limited success. Many of their actions have been counterproductive or ineffective.
    This book explores the causes of the current crisis in the world's fisheries, and what needs to be done to address the situation. To read more.